During last year's Melbourne Marathon, I discovered an annoying Apple Watch "feature". It ran out power before the end of my race. Now, I'm not the fastest runner out there but running out of battery after 40km pissed me off. So, when I approached my next big event, a 55km ultramarathon n the Victorian high country I was faced with a choice. Buy a "proper" running watch or find ways to extend my Apple Watch's battery life. I decided to see if I could get the Apple Watch to last the full duration of an arduous event crossing some super rugged terrain in an event with a 15 hour cut-off.
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Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson on a “Heartline”study, which will test the Apple Watch’s ability for detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib)—an early warning sign for strokes. Anyone 65 years of age of older may be able to get an Apple Watch Series 5 for just $US49 ($74), which is a huge discount from the normal $US400 ($608) price.
When we got all excited about Apple’s new Communication Limits that allow you to restrict who your kid can talk to (and when), we didn’t realise Apple left a big loophole that makes it very easy for your crafty child to bypass these restrictions.
Apple products have been seeing tons of early holiday season discounts. We’ve covered as many of these as we can catch, but even if we miss a few, it seems like new ones are rolling in every day. One of the more recent deals is a modest—but still decent—discount on the Apple Watch Series 5 though Amazon, as well as a small sale on the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
With the latest iOS update, the Apple health app can now tell you about the noise levels you’ve been exposed to — both from the environment around you, and from your headphones. Here’s how to set it up, and what to do with that information once you have it.
On paper, this little trick should be possible. The Apple Watch uses a Qi-based charger, and your AirPod wireless charging case also supports Qi charging. Instead of plugging in your wireless charging case, you should be able to set it right on top of your Apple Watch charger to give it some juice. Right?
Over the last decade or so, sports analytics has taken off. There isn't a professional sports league on the planet that isn't tracking athletes closely to find that extra one per cent that can elevate a competitor from the back of the field to the winner's podium. Or in the case of cricket, the coveted Ashes urn.
Use workout apps long enough, and you’ll realise you can’t trust a single one. Sometimes they go defunct, or you take a break from running and forget your password, or your phone dies and takes your data with it. And even when all goes well, the apps can’t always track the metrics you should be tracking.
While it wasn't the only reason I picked up an Apple Watch Series 4 earlier this year, the electrocardiogram feature Apple demonstrated at its big September event was certainly one of the smartwatch's most unique features. I doubt there's anything wrong with my ticker, and Apple's implementation still isn't as good as the ECG you'd get at the hospital — of course — but it's fun to see your heart's electrical activity on your wrist.
Normally, when we review products at Lifehacker, we try to follow a set format that focuses on the main things that matter; purpose, specs, what's good, what's bad and a recommendation. And while we've already reviewed the new Apple Watch, I've had the chance to use it in a situation I didn't really anticipate - as a replacement for an iPhone. This is the first Apple Watch I've had with cellular comms so I decided to use it differently to previous versions.
I share my bedroom with at least one person, sometimes two or three depending on whether any children migrate during the night. So I feel like I have a superpower when I wake up and silence my alarm five minutes before it actually goes off. I’m not super, of course: It’s just a silent alarm on my Apple Watch.
Most Apple Watch owners already know that you can bounce between different watch faces by flicking your finger across its screen. But did you also know that you can use your own photos and images as your Apple Watch's wallpaper? You can display a single photo for your wallpaper or a collection of photos that change each time you tap your watch or raise your wrist, and this customisation works on any Apple Watch — from the old-school original to the Series 4.
I’m not big into the crazier Apple Watch faces — the ones that try to fill your watch’s face with the time, data points, and other icons you tap to access this or that.
But even though I’m a purist, I’ve installed the third-party complication Better Day ($2.99) and switched to a slightly more data-heavy face, because this third-party complication gives you a much better calendar experience for your Apple Watch than Apple’s.
The Apple Watch Series 4, which is the fifth major product version of Apple's smartwatch platform, offers a number of substantial changes over its predecessor while retaining much of what has made it the most popular smartwatch around. While it is an evolution on previous versions, it represents, perhaps, the first compelling reason for early adopters to consider an upgrade.